Michael McKean Joins Breaking Bad Prequel Series Better Call Saul


The “Breaking Bad” prequel spinoff “Better Call Saul” has added Michael McKean to its cast, Deadline reports. He’ll play an attorney named Dr. Thurber opposite Bob Odenkirk’s Saul Goodman and Jonathan Banks’ Mike Ehrmantraut.

From AMC and Sony Pictures, “Better Call Saul” focuses on the evolution of the popular Goodman character before he became Walter White’s lawyer. Details are few on what overall role Thurber will play, but the outlet notes that the character is “now restricted by an unusual affliction.”

McKean is no stranger to working with “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul” creator Vince Gilligan. He guest-starred in a Gilligan-penned two-part episode of “The X-Files” in 1998 and reprised the same role for an episode of Gilligan’s spinoff series, “The Lone Gunmen,” in 2001.

“Better Call Saul” is expected to begin airing on AMC this November.

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